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Kate Middleton's Thank You note to Wimbledon chiefs

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megapixels Thu 23-Jun-11 10:44:49

Saw this on MSN this morning and the spelling mistake jumped out at me immediately.

It's such a pity, a 30K a year public school education and unable to spell a simple word. And now immortalised in the museum at Wimbledon.

GypsyMoth Thu 23-Jun-11 10:55:02

nah,its just nice to see she is human and makes mistakes!!

Pagwatch Thu 23-Jun-11 10:55:09

My spelling is awful.
I always get snide and petty wrong.

gregssausageroll Thu 23-Jun-11 10:56:33

It's such a pity that people pick up on such a tiny thing and make it out to be more. It was a mistake. She's human. At least she wrote to say thank you.

TheOriginalNutcracker Thu 23-Jun-11 10:57:31

I think that if that is all some some people have to worry about then i'd like their life.

Fayrazzled Thu 23-Jun-11 10:58:03

I am sure she can spell "quiet" but just made an error when she wrote it. Happens to everyone sometimes. She should have proof-read the letter before sending it though.

Nice that she wrote a thank you note though- not many people do take the time or trouble these days.

AuntieMonica Thu 23-Jun-11 10:58:23

i didn't even notice the spelling mistake <shrugs>

onepieceofcremeegg Thu 23-Jun-11 10:59:15

"unable to spell a simple word" - that's a bit unkind/harsh imo. I didn't spot it and also, could easily have been a slip of the pen rather than inability to spell.

ScarlettIsWalking Thu 23-Jun-11 11:00:17

hmm yes she will really have a shit life as a result of that won't she...

Lady1nTheRadiator Thu 23-Jun-11 11:01:16

Oh to be so perfect, megapixels.

megapixels Thu 23-Jun-11 11:05:21

Well yeah, guess it's not a big deal blush. I missed that this was an old one, not one written after her marriage. I suppose she'll be more careful now, or there'll be someone going over her letters before it's sent out.

Thistledew Thu 23-Jun-11 11:05:28

Sometimes I appreciate being dyslexic. It means that I fail to notice other peoples' spelling errors so have one less thing to be bothered about.

kreecherlivesupstairs Thu 23-Jun-11 11:06:38

Does it really matter in the grand scheme of life.
OP, have you considered she may be dyslexic?
pag brilliant answer.

mayorquimby Thu 23-Jun-11 11:08:52

You're right OP, fuck her.

Chrysanthemum5 Thu 23-Jun-11 11:09:27

May I point out that you have spelt her name incorrectly? It's catherine not Kate, and I think that's worse than making a simple spelling mistake.

Sidge Thu 23-Jun-11 11:14:02

It's the written equivalent of a typo really, rather than a spelling mistake.

Yes she should have proof-read it, but given that she wrote it 3 years ago and didn't for a minute imagine it would end up being preserved for history I doubt she gave it too much thought.

littleducks Thu 23-Jun-11 11:16:00

She could presumerably, have refused to have it displayed due to a mistake reversing an e and a t.

Instead she allowed it to be displayed tiny mistake and all, so that the people who arranged the day out for her get the public recognition they deserve.

A real pity hmm

Hullygully Thu 23-Jun-11 11:20:24


<snigger at Pag>

SuePurblybilt Thu 23-Jun-11 11:22:19

Oh, she will be such a shit Queen. That job's all about the spelling.

Greythorne Thu 23-Jun-11 11:27:17

I think it's funny that if you pronounce "quiet" (ie the word she meant to write) with a very posh accent, it sounds like "quite"....her poshness caught her out! She wrote it quickly as she pronounces it without thinking of the meaning!

toddlerama Thu 23-Jun-11 11:28:29

Why wont the Royals give proper spelling assessments before nuptials? WHY??

You dick.

RatHammock Thu 23-Jun-11 11:33:48

Er, am I being stupid? What is the spelling mistake? Quiet is correct in that context, no?

Greythorne Thu 23-Jun-11 13:07:36

She meant quiet but wrote quite.

Ilovetiffany: did you doubt she was human??

hiddenhome Thu 23-Jun-11 14:49:33

At least it wasn't all in textspeak grin

mayorquimby Thu 23-Jun-11 15:05:47


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